Viewing a survey in Preview Mode

While viewing your survey in Preview Mode, you can:

  • See exactly how your survey will look to the public, including your welcome screen, form fields, page breaks, and thank you screen.
  • Try out field rules, file uploads, and other features.
  • Test out look & feel, visibility, password, and other settings.
  • Submit your survey and test out email notifications.
  • Review your test submissions. While in Preview Mode, all submissions will be separated from your users' submission data.

Launching Preview Mode

  1. While editing your survey, click on the Preview button above the workpad.

The Preview button above the workpad 


Preview Mode features

When in Preview Mode, a green navigation bar will appear over the top of your survey. This not only lets you know you're in Preview Mode, but it also provides you with several options.

  1. If you have added page breaks to your survey, click on the Jump to Page button and select a page to view from the dropdown.
  2. Under the Options dropdown, you can choose to:
    • Ignore Required questions. Selecting this option will allow you to submit your survey without having to fill in required fields.
    • Show Hidden Fields. Selecting the option will allow you to view hidden fields, which is helpful if you have field rules in place.
  3. Click the Share/URL button to view your survey's embed code and public URL.
  4. Click the Preview Mode Reports button to view and analyze all of submissions made while in Preview Mode.
    • All submissions made in Preview Mode are kept in a separate list in your survey's reports.
    • You can use all of the same analysis reports on your preview data as you can your real data.
  5. Click on the close (close) button to exit Preview Mode. This will take you to the public view of your survey.

A survey in Preview Mode

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